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 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Why Be an Undergraduate Summer Intern? “To learn by experience!” – Samantha Thrush “I created my first successful nanostructure!” – Chris Wolfe “It allowed me to do something that may help advance our scientific knowledge.” – Ryan Goetz What Are Some Recent Intern Experiences? […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

Chris Wolfe B.S. Physics, Class of 2015 Chris Wolfe developed a photolithography procedure in Dr. Eric Stinaff’s lab to produce micron (one millionth of a meter) scale metallic devices to ultimately use in the study of nanostructured materials. This involved significant effort to identify the optimal parameters to produce working […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

By Sara Sand B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2017 I spent about half of the summer in the lab with Dr. Martin Kordesch building rudimentary Stirling engines. I endeavored to build an understanding of the various types of Stirling engines, improve their efficiency, and gain laboratory and machine-shop skills. […]

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David Overton B.S. Physics, Class of 2016 David Overton worked with Dr. Carl Brune, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, on determining the feasibility of measurements of the 19F(p,n)19Ne* reaction. The goal was to provide information to better determine 18F(p,alpha)15O reaction rate. This rate is important for the generation of […]

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By Miles Lindquist B.S. HTC Astrophysics, Class of 2017 I worked with Dr. Heather Crawford on developing a more realistic simulation of the GRETINA gamma-ray tracking detector array. This work is critical in understanding the full performance of the GRETINA detectors, which cover 1/4 of a sphere, and to predict […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

Hunter Lawson B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2017 Hunter Lawson helped Dr. Martin Kordesch grow lanthanum manganate (LaMnO3 or LMO) on lanthanum aluminum oxide (LaAlO3 or LAO) and strontium titanate (SrTiO3 or STO) in the lab. The LMO will be used as a thermionic emitter. The growth on LAO […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

Natalie Klco B.S. HTC Physics and B.A. HTC Music, Class of 2015 Natalie Klco spent the summer in Italy and France participating in two projects under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics at Ohio University. Hicks is a member of a team of researchers conducting a tracking […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

Kylie Holmes B.S. Astrophysics & Meteorology, Class of 2016 Kylie Holmes worked with Dr. Julie Roche on a particle physics project at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Newport News, VA. “My main project was to stimulate signals produced by photon pairs resulting from pion decay,” Holmes explained. […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

Jacob Hartman B.S. Physics, Class of 2016 Jacob Hartman analyzed video microscopy images in Dr. David Tees’s lab, to get data that can be used to calculate the mechanical properties of cells. This work was done in consultation with Dr. Tees’s lab graduate students Aaron Burdette and Ameneh Mohammadalipour. Hartman worked […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

By Taylor Grueser B.S. HTC Astrophysics, Class of 2015 My research in Dr. Martin Kordesch’s lab was on metal induced crystallization of amorphous silicon, specifically using Digital Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) to look at the crystallization temperature of aluminum-silicon samples. When I started, I didn’t know anything about this subject and […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

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